Mattia Sensi

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Inria Sophia Antipolis. I joined the group MathNeuro, led by Prof. Mathieu Desroches, in December 2021.
My main research interests are dynamical systems, mathematical biology and geometric singular perturbation theory. During my PhD, I have mostly worked on various epidemics models, and my current project is mathematical models of neural activity, specifically multiple time scales modeling of differential neurotransmitter release.

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Postdoctoral researcher

Inria Sophia Antipolis

Working in the group MathNeuro of Prof. Mathieu Desroches, studying multiple time scales dynamics of neural activity.

December 2021 - Present

Postdoctoral researcher

TU Delft

Working in the group NAS of Prof. Piet Van Mieghem, as part of the project “Epidemics over Human Contact Graphs”.

March 2021 - November 2021



  • S. Sottile, O. Kahramanogullari and M. Sensi. How network properties and epidemic parameters influence stochastic SIR dynamics on scale-free random networks. Preprint on arXiv.
  • M. Aguiar, B. Kooi, A. Pugliese, M. Sensi and N. Stollenwerk. Time scale separation in the vector borne disease model SIRUV via center manifold analysis. Preprint on medRxiv.
  • N. Cangiotti and M. Sensi. Exact solutions for a Solow-Swan model with non-constant returns to scale. Preprint on arXiv.
  • N. Cangiotti, M. Capolli and M. Sensi. A Generalization of Lanchester's Model of Warfare. Preprint on arXiv

In preparation
  • S. Ottaviano, M. Sensi and S. Sottile. Global stability of multi-group SAIRS epidemic models.
  • P. Kaklamanos, C. Kuehn, N. Popovic and M. Sensi. Numerical evidence of a possible generalization of the entry-exit function.


Università degli Studi di Trento

Ph.D. in Mathematics, cum laude
Title of the thesis: “A Geometric Singular Perturbation approach to epidemic compartmental models”, under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Pugliese.
November 2017 - January 2021

Universiteit van Amsterdam

M.Sc. in Mathematics
Title of the thesis: “Homoclinic vegetation stripes in a Klausmeier-Gray-Scott model”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Arjen Doelman.
September 2015 - June 2017

Università degli Studi di Padova

B.Sc. in Mathematics
Title of the thesis: “Portfolio optimization for quadratic utility function with partial information”, under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang J. Runggaldier.
September 2011 - September 2014